Course Date: USD 2000
The main objective of the course is to enhance the capabilities of technical staff involved in Food Security Analysis, climate analysis and agriculture by providing them with an understanding on the use of spatial and Earth Observation (EO) information as a tool to integrate knowledge about climate change, agriculture, and food security in a meaningful and innovative way.
No of Days
- Understand the basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing
- Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems
- Use participatory GIS (PGIS) tools during assessments at community level
- Apply remote sensing data and image processing techniques to monitor select CCAFS indicators
- Use mobile phones to gather data during field assessments/surveys
- Design and implement their own GIS projects that integrate remote sensing data and GPS-based field information
- Assess spatial data availability and understand the importance of spatial data infrastructure (SDI), for data sharing by organizations involved in CCAFS
- Understand concepts and main frameworks in Food Security Analysis
- Understand concepts and main frameworks in Climate Change Analysis
- Understand concepts and main frameworks in Agriculture
- Understand the relationship between climate change, agriculture and food security
- Apply GIS and Remote Sensing as Decision support tool for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
- Use GIS information in planning FS interventions through spatial multi-criteria analysis
Key concepts and definitions
- Introduction to climate change, Agriculture, Food security and their relationship
- GIS for climate change, Agriculture and Food security
- Introduction to GIS and R.S concepts in the context of climate change, Agriculture and Food security (CCAFS)
- GIS project design and setup
- Sources of GIS data for CCAFS
Basic use of GIS Software
- Integrating data from different sources into a GIS
- Using handheld GPS for field data collection
- Geospatial Analysis for Agriculture and food security
- Mapping areas of climate change
- Mapping areas of food insecurity
- Remote Sensing in CCAFS
- Introduction to Remote sensing
- Use of Remote sensing and image analysis software
- Satellite Image Acquisition
- Image interpretation
- Image classification
- Change detection
The impacts of climate change on Agriculture and food security
Use of GIS in Climate Predictions
- Response to climate change: Adaptation and mitigation: the climate analogue tool
- Role of climatic change detection on Agriculture and food security
- International and National Policy Framework for addressing climate change; UNFCCC Kyoto protocol and existing local policies
GIS and Remote sensing in Agriculture
- Yield monitoring and mapping
- Characterizing soil spatial variability
- Site‐specific soil management: prescription maps
- Grid sampling, management zones, realistic yield expectations
- Remote sensing (RS) for site‐specific management.
Assessment and Analysis
- Food Security Assessment and Analysis
- The use of satellite imagery for food insecurity detection and recovery
- Visualization of vulnerability information
- Assessing food insecurity impact
- Climate change sources of uncertainty and variation
Global Positioning System (GPS) and Basic GPS skills
- Types of GPS
- GPS configuration, Capturing data from surveys
- GPS data download and related tasks
- Integrating GPS field data into the GIS database
Public Participatory GIS and data collection using mobile phones
- Participatory GIS methods
- Participatory GIS and HVR analysis
- Community-based climate predictions
- Using GIS to Build hazard-aware and ready communities
- Use of Mobile Phones for GIS Data collection in Assessment and Surveys
- All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs
- The participant must be conversant with English
- Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.
- Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)
- Training will be done at Foscore development center (FDC-K) center in Nairobi Kenya. We also offer more than five participants training at requested location within Kenya, more than ten participant within east Africa and more than twenty participant all over the world.
- Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
- The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance and other personal expenses.
- Accommodation, pickup, freight booking and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.
- One year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.
- Register as a group of more than two and enjoy discount of (10% to 50%) plus free five hour adventure drive to the National game park, in Nairobi.
- Payment should be done two week before commence of the training, to Foscore Development Center account, so as to enable us prepare better for you.